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Benefits

Information about Council Tax Support and how to apply.
See how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you could claim.
Information about Housing Benefit and how to apply.
You need to tell us if your circumstances have changed as this could affect what benefit you're entitled to.
If you are struggling financially, get advice and apply for help with your rent.
Find out how to challenge a decision about your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
Confidentially report benefit fraud in Gateshead.

Cost of living payment

You may be able to get a payment to help with the cost of living if you're getting certain benefits or tax credits. Check if you're eligible (opens new window).

Unclaimed benefit

Book a free one hour session with Citizens Advice Gateshead and find out if you are eligible for any unclaimed welfare benefits or social tariffs. Visit Citizens Advice (opens new window) for the session dates and more information.

Support with applying for benefits

You can apply for most of the benefits mentioned in this section online. If you can't use a computer at all, or have reading or learning difficulties, call us on 0191 433 4646.

A package of additional government support is available for some people on benefits and for people who receive Council Tax Support. If you are entitled to more help towards Council Tax, we will send you a revised bill and a letter explaining it.